[pbs-devel] [PATCH proxmox v2] fix #4162: sys: added `auto-submitted` header to email body

Gabriel Goller g.goller at proxmox.com
Fri Sep 8 15:06:57 CEST 2023

`Auto-Submitted` is defined in the rfc 5436 [1] and describes how
an automatic response (f.e. ooo replies, etc.) should behave on the
emails. When using `Auto-Submitted: auto-generated` (or any value
other than `none`) automatic replies won't be triggered.

[1]: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3834.html

Signed-off-by: Gabriel Goller <g.goller at proxmox.com>

update v2:
 - added doc comment
 - included the header in text and html emails

 proxmox-sys/src/email.rs | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/proxmox-sys/src/email.rs b/proxmox-sys/src/email.rs
index da910d4..8b3a1b6 100644
--- a/proxmox-sys/src/email.rs
+++ b/proxmox-sys/src/email.rs
@@ -7,6 +7,8 @@ use anyhow::{bail, Error};
 /// Sends multi-part mail with text and/or html to a list of recipients
+/// Includes the header `Auto-Submitted: auto-generated`, so that auto-replies
+/// (i.e. OOO replies) won't trigger.
 /// ``sendmail`` is used for sending the mail.
 pub fn sendmail(
     mailto: &[&str],
@@ -69,6 +71,7 @@ pub fn sendmail(
         body.push_str("This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n");
         let _ = write!(body, "\n--{}\n", boundary);
+    body.push_str("Auto-Submitted: auto-generated;\n");
     if let Some(text) = text {
         body.push_str("Content-Type: text/plain;\n");

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